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Gerald Wayne LANDIS

(1895-1971)

LANDIS, Gerald Wayne, a Representative from Indiana; born in Bloomfield, Greene County, Ind., February 23, 1895; attended the public schools of Linton, Ind.; served as a lieutenant in the Infantry of the United States Army in 1918 and 1919; was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1923 and received master’s degree in 1938; taught in the high schools at Linton, Ind., 1923-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1944 and Indiana State convention in 1964; assistant to the Administrator, Commodity Stabilization Service, Department of Agriculture, from April 1954 to January 1961; died in Linton, Ind., September 6, 1971; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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